Farah Arabe is a passionate advocate for the transformative potential of early childhood development for sustainable and inclusive global development. With over 10 years of international experience in economic policy, strategy consulting, and global development programs, she has led multidisciplinary and cross-cultural social impact initiatives in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.
In 2019, she founded itotheN, a New York-based, international development consulting firm that focuses exclusively on the early formation of the human mind and heart as a catalyst for global change. She works with families, schools, the private sector, governments, and civil society around the world to promote positive childhood experiences and environments that foster resilience, human connection, and a better future. She also co-leads the Harvard Kennedy School Women's Network and serves on the advisory board of the Global Mental Health Action Network.
As a Hispanic founder, board member and mother of two, Farah is a frequent and bilingual speaker and writer on topics related to infant, child, and parental mental health, parenting for global development, caregiving for prosperous societies, the care economy, women in the workforce, and multicultural identities.
The Dutch Institute for Nature Education is a national organisation in the Netherlands. I was appointed to chair the board of the department in North Groningen province containing the largest local authority in the Netherlands by land area.
I am also a board director of Humanitas Midden Groningen. Humanitas is Europe’s largest humanist social work organisation. Midden Groningen is the largest local authority area in the province of Groningen.
Prior to relocating from Oxford, United Kingdom to Groningen in the Netherlands I was appointed as a non political associate at the All Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia. I was also Co-opted to the Social Care Institute for Excellence steering group. I have previously been a UK charity trustee and a company director.
I am a Salzburg Global Fellow.
Multicultural professional with several years of experience in the design, implementation, and management of international initiatives aimed to empower diverse groups worldwide. He is an expert at creating strategic partnerships and securing collaborations efforts across sectors. As Director of NGLCC Global Division, Erasmo works with LGBT chambers of commerce worldwide to share best practices, lessons learned, and create engagement opportunities with stakeholders from the international corporate and public sector, and multilateral organizations to advance supplier diversity initiatives, create awareness for diversity and inclusion (D&I) matters, and support the growth of LGBTI-owned small and medium enterprises (SME’s).
Erasmo has also conducted qualitative research work at the Brookings Institution, one of the world's leading Think Tanks, where his portfolio focused on analyzing illegal economic activities, sociopolitical challenges, energy, and security matters throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East, East Africa, and South East Asia.
Erasmo holds a Master of Science in Business and Financial Economics from the University of Greenwich in London where he resided for a few years. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He is originally from Lima, Peru and is fluent in English and Spanish.
Alexis Roig currently serves as CEO of SciTech DiploHub, the leading international think-and-do tank working at the intersection of science, technology, and foreign affairs. He also serves as Barcelona’s Chief Science and Tech Envoy, representing the city’s science, technology, and innovation ecosystem before UN bodies, International Organizations and foreign governments. He is the Commissioner for International Affairs of the Barcelona Metropolitan Region strategic plan, a professor at the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST), Associate Researcher at the Barcelona Centre for International Relations (CIDOB), Associate Professor of Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and the Barcelona Institute of International Studies (IBEI). He has over 15 years’ experience as Senior Advisor on Science and Technology Diplomacy for ministries of Foreign Affairs and Science of governments across Asia, Europe and Latin America.
Mr. Roig is founder and member of the board of numerous nonprofits and think tanks on Public Diplomacy, Innovation Policy, AI Governance, and Science Advice. He serves as president of the Catalan Institute of China; editorial board member of the publication El Món De Demà; member of the Council of Catalonia Abroad, the advisory body on foreign affairs and diaspora diplomacy of the Government of Catalonia; member of the advisory board of Digital Future Society, think tank supported by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation of the Government of Spain focused on the governance of emerging digital technologies; member of the International Network for Government Science Advice of the International Science Council (ISC); and board member of the Space and Aerospace Commission of the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce.
He holds a master’s in Computer Science from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, an MBA from EM Normandie Business School, a Postgraduate degree in Diplomacy from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research and Executive Education in Leadership and Public Administration by ESADE and IESE.